Thanksgiving is a celebration of gratitude and family traditions. Growing up in upstate New York, my family always gathered apples from our small backyard orchard in anticipation of the holiday feast. We’d pick the best of our crop—McIntosh, Pippin, Northern Spy—and store them in our cool pantry. When holiday baking began, we’d uncover our apples, still crisp and bright, and create recipes that highlighted them as a star ingredient. Apples fit deliciously into a traditional Gluten-Free Thanksgiving menu.
There’s ample scientific evidence that untreated celiac disease, characterized by inflammation and nutrient deficiencies, can lead to infertility. There can be issues during pregnancy, too. If a woman with untreated celiac does conceive, the fetus potentially could be at risk: An Italian study published in 2010 demonstrated that anti-transglutaminase (anti-tTG) antibodies in the blood—a hallmark of untreated celiac disease—can interfere with the function of the placenta, possibly leading to early loss of the pregnancy.
This past spring, FARE launched its Food Allergy College Search tool to help families find detailed information on how colleges handle food allergies and gluten-free diets. The database, which initially launched with 40 schools, has drill-down information on allergy-safe options, cross-contact procedures, staff training and roommate accommodations.
Tired of cooking? Still want safe, healthy meals? We tested meal delivery services—the hot new trend—to find you dedicated gluten-free programs and others with gluten-free options. Looking to save some bucks? Most offer discount coupons, free meals or free snacks with your first purchase.
Working out with your partner creates accountability. You’re less likely to make excuses if someone is depending on you to show up. It also provides motivation—you can cheer each other on. You may even find you’re pushing harder during your workouts.
Dating is a whole new world when you have to analyze every piece of food that you put in your mouth (not to mention kissing).* So how do you happily and successfully navigate the dating scene when you have food issues? It all starts with you.
We compiled top advice from our editors and readers to help get you safely and successfully through the holiday season.
Originally from Ireland, BFree hits the U.S. market big-time with a delicious line of gluten-free baked goods—wraps, bread, rolls and bagels. The Quinoa & Chia Seed Wraps with Teff and Flaxseeds are particularly impressive, made with a healthy combo of gluten-free grains (amaranth, corn, quinoa, rice, sorghum and teff). These wraps are vegan (no dairy or eggs), about 110 calories each.
Just because you haven’t seen the pizza deliveryman since your diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. There are so many gluten-free crusts available—pre-made crusts, refrigerated dough, crust mixes. Whatever your heart desires! We guarantee your pizza-craving days are over.
Appropriate for Passover, these delicious gluten-free desserts are appealing additions to a holiday menu. They’re free of grains and refined sugar, so everyone can enjoy them without guilt.